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May 13, 2003
MATTHEW HOY WONDERS IF THE NEW YORK TIMES' NEW ARCHIVING POLICY is designed to frustrate fact-checking.
I think a more, not less, liberal archive policy is called for under the circumstances.
UPDATE: Drudge reports that two more New York Times reporters are being investigated.
Open the archives! Mr. Raines, tear down that firewall!
ANOTHER UPDATE: Richard Bennett observes:
The media establishment has told us that responsible news organizations are more reliable than the blogs because of all these editors and fact-checkers, but who seriously believes that a blogger doing what Blair did could have survived more than a few months without being caught out? I sure don't.
Bloggers have open archives, too.